Brunei sent 31 delegates to Vietnam yesterday to participate in the 19th Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2019, a prestigious international ICT competition scheduled to start today until November 23.
The entourage includes two APICTA Exco members, five local judges, two economy coordinators as well as 23 nominees led by Chairman of InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB) Sheikh Haji Abas Sheikh Muhammad, who is also Co-Chairman II of Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2019 Steering Committee.
Nominees representing Brunei Darussalam in APICTA 2019 consist of seven teams who were selected amongst the winners and runner ups of Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2019.
They include Muappy Enterprise, Buycour Marketing Services, PharmBru, Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), Ma’had Islam Brunei, Berakas Secondary School and Chung Hwa Middle School (BSB).
All of the teams will be competing in different categories of the awards, including Consumer – Media & Tourism; Consumer – Banking & Marketing; Student Senior and Tertiary Student – Consumer and Community.
The nominees have been undergoing mentorship sessions with the expert trainers in various areas such as market traction, financial forecasting and enhancing their presentation skills as part of their preparation to compete in the APICTA 2019.
Sending them off at the airport was Authority of Info-Communication and Technology Industry’s (AITI’s) Chief Executive Pg Haji Md Zain Pg Hj Abdul Razak. Also present were senior officials from the Ministry of Transport and Info-communications, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Religious Affairs and AITI.
The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN